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Market Trends

Check our market reports for news and trends on market conditions along with a weekly snapshot of the fresh produce market. These reports are updated weekly, 50 times a year. 

  • MT 6-21-19

    Market Trends 6/21/19

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    The salmon market continues to track above year ago levels. This factor and an inflated value of the U.S. dollar are encouraging imports. During April, the U.S. brought in 18% more salmon than the prior year. Atlantic salmon filet imports were higher by 12% (yoy). Fairly solid imports are anticipated to continue which should limit the upside risk in prices.

  • MT 6-14-19

    Market Trends 6/14/19

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    Cauliflower prices have eased. Despite recent inclement weather, stocks have increased. Quality is very good: slight discoloration, ricy texture, and uneven growth are occasional problems being culled in the field.

  • MT 6-7-19

    Market Trends 6/7/19

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    International sugar (#11) futures increased 3.6% over the past week. With rising corn prices occurring, sugar-based ethanol production in Brazil is likely picking up and boosting sugar demand. Since 2015, nearby global sugar (#11) futures averaged 3.6% higher in June compared to May.

  • MT 5 31 19

    Market Trends 5/31/19

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    Watermelon prices are easing and domestic and Mexican supplies are abundant. The quality is very good and the fruit is juicy and bright red. Sugar levels are increasing.

  • MT 5-24-19

    Market Trends 5/24/19

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    Blueberry prices are low; supplies are abundant. Fruit is shipping out of California, Central Florida, and Georgia. Quality is very good: fruit is plump and juicy. Sugar levels range from 12 to 16 Brix.

  • MT 5-17-19

    Market Trends 5/17/19

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    The cheese markets continue to trend higher and demand is healthy. In March, U.S. cheese production was 11% more than February but was .7% smaller than the previous year. The cheese markets could still rise in the near term, but former price resistance has occurred near $1.750.

  • MT 5-10-19

    Market Trends 5/10/19

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    The canned tomato markets remain firm. The USDS predicts tomato processing in California to reach 12.1 million tons, a 2.5% increase over last year and the biggest increase since 2016.

  • MT 5-3-19

    Market Trends 5/3/19

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    Beef demand continues to be respectable. Retail beef prices during March were up .8% from February, were 1.2% costlier than a year ago and the highest for the month since 2016. Springtime grilling activity will pick up soon which typically supports the various beef trim markets.

  • MT 4 26 19

    Market Trends 4/26/19

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    Banana supplies have transitioned back to “normal” with on-time vessels and arrivals from the tropics. Fruit quality remains good with no real changes in the short term.

  • MT 4 19 19

    Market Trends 4/19/19

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    Chicken breast prices are on the rise, up sharply from early March. Further price gains may be tough to come by due mostly to larger chicken production expected this spring and summer.